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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: My New Blue'n'Yeller Bedyroom! (You will die from picture intoxication) on: September 08, 2011 06:17:02 PM
Awesomely gorgeous! Crazy jealous of the fantastic paint job (apartments= sad face). Got your grown-up lady on but it's totally got the craftster flair. I love it!
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Total Living Room Re-decoration! Bird-themed wall art on: September 08, 2011 06:13:26 PM
Hi everyone!

The boyfriend left for three whole weeks Sad But it gave me a great excuse to redecorate as a surprise to him. He will be returning tomorrow and I just barely finished *whew*

The first came from http://www.bluecricketdesign.net/2010/08/pretty-bird-wall-art.html
It's a fairly simple project, glue pages from an old book/newspaper then stencil and sharpie a tree design over it. I chose, however, to use photo paper and print out realistic birds Smiley

ps. Word of caution: DO NOT cheap out and get posterboard. The glue/water mix will WARP it up GOOD

Alright, so the next project was my idea and was a big hit with my friends. I simply went to a thrift store and took all the gold frames they had. I then went to a fancy stationary store and bought postcards and folders with birds. Cut and frame and voila! Suddenly, you have framed (cheap) art!

Sorry for the blurry, but here's a nicer close-up of a folder I cut out and framed

Okay, next is the craftster rite of passage: the revamped corkboard

I got a thrift store pillowcase and cut/glue/tacked it to the board. From an art store, I bought some nice gold stationary paper to frame it and cut out birds from the folder as well as put up postcards from friends that were with the theme. Could be neater, but I'm quite pleased Smiley

Here is a piece I designed on my own. It was a pain but I love how its 3-D and large, which adds a lot of character/color to the wall. For this, I purchased from the thrift store a set of 6 cardboard gift boxes. Taping the insides of the boxes so that they would stand stiff, I punched holes through them and strung them together (this is the part that nearly drove me nuts). The picture doesn't show it, but the strings lead to the top row and beyond by about a foot. I attached the string to thumbtacks so when fully attached, it looked like I had a gift box marionette XD.

Once fully stringed, I pasted layers of paper that I had already colored blue. Once laid down, added cloud shapes and whanot.

After that, I got black yarn and made a crisscrossing scene of "telephone wires". My dear friend mailed me these awesome construction paper birds to sit and fly around the scene. I love my crafty friends Smiley

Close up of some love birds heehee

Here are two quick crafts courtesy of Goodwill. The first is two jars (one I found free on the street!) filled with things that were in the color theme of red and gold (potpourri and some random gems).

The other I found by digging in a big bin o' stuff at Goodwill. A paper flower garland! (The treasures you find...)

Last is a little something I drew (pastels).

So ALL of this plus some red curtains I sewed (fabric from thrift store, of course) and an Ikea table I painted red. This whole project may seem a little zany and bipolar, but I am no longer blinded by the white walls of death.

Thank you for looking!!!

3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: heck yeah tomato pincushions!! on: June 04, 2011 06:02:19 PM
Absolutely gorgeous! I really like the purple and blue ones but they are all so stunning. I was about to compliment your awesome hair (as someone who has tried many a time to be a redhead XD ) but, alas, I've been beaten to the punch. Great post!
4  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Adventure Time with Finn and Jake! (plus Rainicorn scarf and PEN WAAARD~!) on: November 29, 2010 09:02:34 PM
THIS IS AWESOME! I'm geeking out so hard that he put a picture! Good job, I would love to make rainicorn sometime
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Heart Thong! :) on: October 24, 2010 05:22:55 PM
Hi there,

After crocheting some projects for others, I thought it was time to do a little "me" crafting and this is what happened! A cute and sexy heart thong  Grin

I got the heart pattern from

and then went around that in white yarn (sc)

After I made the heart, I improvised the rest.

For the side strings, I did the ch row from the right side of the heart to the center of my behind. Ch 1 then sc all the way back to the right side of the heart. Repeat for the left side. (This will require a lot of fittings for the perfect fit!) Where the two side strings meet, that's where I sewed a little button on (facing outward) to keep them together and to help button the third string

For the third/crotch string, I did a ch row from the bottom of the heart to the button in the back. Ch 1 and hdc all the way back. (Again, I tried on this project many times for the right fit)

And there you go! The button should be able to go through any part of the crotch string for a good fit.

a lovely "over the pants" shot

Thanks for looking!
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Pink and Blue Baby Sweater on: September 21, 2010 11:25:23 AM

My friend is expecting soon (10/10/10!!) and I really wanted to make her something. This is my first time crocheting something other than scarves but I am super proud with how it came out.

I found the pattern at

I didn't have a whole lot of pink yarn so I thought I'd accent it with some of my soft blue yarn. Ooh and bonus points for taking an old shirt and using the buttons Smiley

Thanks for looking! Smiley

7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Monsters monsters monstersssss on: July 12, 2010 10:54:32 PM
I was blown away and super inspired! My boyfriend loves crazy gnarly monster drawings and I think I found my next card/ painting project for him!! Smiley
8  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: LOST Finale T-shirts on: June 06, 2010 12:21:34 AM
I envy those beautiful clean lines and those awesome shirts, wish my boyfriend had sucha cool Lost name but alas, it's only Ben's daughter, Alex Sad

I laughed so hard at the stones btw teehee
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Hufflepuff Scarf Bag on: April 25, 2010 06:40:46 PM
Oh man, this is super cool. I'm living in a university dorm right now and in my particular college there's a joke that goes around that we're the "Hufflepuff" of all the colleges and this would be so fun to have as a way to 'represent' Wink

either way, nicely done, I always admire good HP crafts
10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Simpson's mug! on: December 26, 2009 12:44:09 PM
Haha love the Simpsons! This is great and funny because I had that same calendar!
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